Explore Non-Surgical Treatments for Bunions
Without proper and prompt treatment, bunions can worsen and lead to additional podiatric problems. However, if you notice the deformity and seek help for it in its earliest stages, you will not only prevent it from getting worse, but you will have access to a much wider range of conservative treatment options. These may include:
- Over-the-counter or prescription medications. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help relieve pain and inflammation.
- Pads. Silicone and felt pads can be used over areas of pain that are tender from your bunions.
- Splinting. There are hard and soft splints that can help realign your bunion.
- Footwear changes. Switch to shoes that provide plenty of room in the toe box, and don't apply pressure to—or crowd—your toes.
- Orthotic devices. Store-bought or custom shoe inserts can be used to control or correct alignment issues that contribute to bunions. Other orthotics devices that may help include spacers placed between the big and second toes, or splints, which can be used to keep the big toe joint straight while you sleep.
- Physical therapy. Stretches and exercises, as well as massage, physical therapy, and ultrasound therapy, can strengthen the surrounding muscles and aid in the realignment of the affected joint.
- Injections. Steroid injections may be used to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation.
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